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橫紋刀劈扭紋柴 (1995)
Just Married

Reviewed by: shuqifan
Date: 02/02/2003
Summary: This Movie was So Bad...

This Movie was So Bad... That I ended up returning it without watching the entire first VCD. What were the director, script writer, and editor thinking? You just don't develop a relationship in 10 seconds by sharing a taxicab.

I was totally confused after seeing the main characters share a cab and then - poof - they are dating and soon smooching. Um, yeah that's ok... I guess the director wanted to skip the little details that might make you interested in the relationship to begin with?

In addition, the relatives of the groom were so annoying that you really disliked them.

Ugh... skip this movie... it just wasn't worth the time.


Reviewer Score: 1

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/19/2002

Just Married is the unoriginal story of a young man (Emil Chau) in love with a woman (Anita Yuen), whilst trying to deal with the awful mother, and her treatment of her daughter-in-law. It’s been done many times before, and is a very well used idea that had become too much by the time this film came out. There is not much to tell on the story as it is practically non-existent, and you can pretty much guess what it is like if you’ve seen these kind of films before.

Lydia Shum is perfect for the part of the mother-in-law, probably as she has played similar roles before. Emil Chau is very boring as usual, and it just doesn’t seem to be real enough when you see it all on the screen…I mean, how could someone like Anita Yuen be matched up with the rather whiny, wimpy Emil Chau. Beats me. The way they meet and suddenly get on, is just so unrealistic.

All in all, it is okay, but this is far from good as far as Anita Yuens performance, she is usually much better. I don’t think that either her or Emil Chau were the right people to be in this, but as far as comedy goes it is not too bad, but it really does drag at some points for me. Still, it was 1995, and the whole HK film industry was very poor that year.

Rating: 3/5

(This rating is based on the genre & year of release, it’s only compared to other movies around the same time.)

Reviewed by: hktopten
Date: 12/21/1999

I still haven't recovered from this disaster. Various sides of a new marriage threaten to pull the newlyweds apart, especially the mother in law. I was being pulled apart trying to figure out why this film was made in the first place.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999


[Reviewed by Brandon S. Ou]

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

The Mother-in-Law From Hell. OK, so that's not the English title,but basically sums up yet another horrible film with Anita Yuen Wing-Yee. With all the awards she's won lately, I think she could afford to pass this one up.

[Reviewed by Rebecca Herbster]